Well, I know I said that I would stick with 4 types of posts on this blog (read my State of the Blog here), but I think I might need to add “Friday Favorites” to that list.  I really love favorite things (as you can see here) and at the end of the week sometimes those are the best!

As you know, I started my new job this week and have relished in a week of working from home.  It’s glorious, y’all!  I just wanted to share a few things that have made working from home awesome – and then ask you for your working from home tips!

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I am starting to think that working from home is a skill.  You have to stay disciplined, keep a schedule, not be distracted by the soap operas and bon bons (no really) and find productivity on your own.  I still love having an employer through all this so I’m not completely free-falling!  Here are some of my favorite things about working from home:

  • Obviously, I love having unlimited time to work on my website/blog design business.  This has been such a blessing.  I am not staying up to 2 am anymore – because I get so much done during the day!  Praise the Lord.
  • I get to cook at lunch.  I got really weary of packing portable lunches – so I have been actually cooking lunches.  Yesterday I watched this video of Eva Longoria’s Huevos recipe – and then made it right then and there!  (BTW, it was really good!)

  • I can surround myself with everything I love.  As you can tell from the photo above, I love hot drinks (hot water in the picture – that deserves it’s own post), planners, flowers, candles, pretty music – and come 3pm I pull out all the stops!  It’s really the best way to work.  Ever.
  • I can spend a lot of time on a quality blog post.  Yesterday I put so much time into my post Shaping Your Own Eyebrows and never once felt like I was rushing it before work.  (PS. If you need tips on eyebrows, check it out!)

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  • I can exercise during the day.  Every day this week I’ve either taken a super long walk or done an exercise video in my living room.  I’ve loved the freedom to just do this any time of day I want!  (BTW, I am currently looking for a monthly exercise schedule that I can do every day.  I really love a plan and workouts that are part of a program.  Let me know if you have one you love!)
  • Lastly, I love not putting on makeup in the morning.  I’m not the biggest fan of a full face and full hair right when I wake up – and I love lounging around and letting my face breathe all morning :).  I’ve started freshening up and doing the face in the early afternoon – especially so I can greet my man with a little lipstick and mascara.  But, that early morning fresh face is awesome.

I really am interested in hearing all about your “stay at home” tricks!  Do you have an ideal time to exercise?  Grocery shop?  Clean the house?  I am planning on scheduling things every week – so PLEASE leave your favorite tips!  I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Linking up at: Friday Favorites, Oh Hey Friday, and High Five for Friday.